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@ 16.44NBA0 Clippers inquired with Wizards about Otto Porter
The Los Angeles Clippers are on the market for a small forward and they tried to contact the Wizards for Otto Porter. Per ESPN, That won't get them Wilson Chandler, and the Wiz threw their phones on the floor when the Clippers inquired about Otto Porter, per league sources. Source: ESPN
@ 16.40NBA0 Bucks will listen to offers on anyone but Antetokounmpo, Parker, Maker and Middleton
The Milwaukee Bucks will listen to offers on anyone but four players: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Thon Maker and Khris Middleton. Per ESPN, The Bucks are doing their due diligence to see if they can step into a seller's void, sources say. They'll at least listen on anyone but Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Thon Maker, and Khris Middleton, though the main potential Greg Monroe landing spots have dried up. (Monroe seems likely to decline his $17.8 million player option for next season, at least as of now, a move that would give the Bucks an unexpected batch of cap space.) Source: ESPN
@ 16.17NBA0 Chris Paul reportedly expected to opt out and re-sign with Clippers
Chris Paul will opt out of his contract for next season and re-sign with the Clippers a contract worth more than $200 million. Per Basketball Insiders, The same is basically true of Chris Paul. He’ll opt out of his final $24.26 million and ink a new deal with the Clippers for north of $200 million. While Knicks fan often dream of a Carmelo Anthony-Paul tandem, it’s not going to happen. Sources close to the process said that it’s already been verbally agreed to and it’s simply a function of the calendar and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement kicking in. Source: Basketball Insiders
@ 16.07NBA0 Allen Iverson says he would love to play alongside Kobe and Shaq in BIG3
Allen Iverson will coach and play in the newborn Big3 League. And a dream for Iverson would be to play along with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. Per TMZ Sports (via The Score), "I hope he would, but he ain’t gonna do nothing like that," Iverson said. "That'd be a dream of mine ... to play with him. And my whole thing is, I want Shaq to play with me too. But it ain't gonna go down like that, it'd be too easy." Iverson also revealed that he plans on doing more coaching than playing in the BIG3.
@ 14.16NBA0 Cleveland Cavaliers lost $5.4 million in trade exceptions
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost $5.4 million in two different trade exceptions that expired on Monday. Per Cleveland.com, Cleveland general manager David Griffin and his staff searched for trades to fit in the $4.4 million exception created last season by dealing Anderson Varejao, but couldn't get anything done in time. There was also a $947,000 exception from trading Jared Cunningham to Orlando. Both expired at midnight. This by no means is an end to Griffin's search for more players -- a backup point guard and big man, potentially -- ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, nor are the Cavs much fretting the loss of the $4.4 million exception. They created another $4.8 million exception in the moves that brought Kyle Korver from Atlanta to Cleveland. Source: Cleveland.com
@ 13.46NBA0 Pacers continue to reject calls about Paul George
The Indiana Pacers don’t intend to move Paul George and they are rejecting calls regarding their superstar. Per ESPN, Indiana continues to reject any calls about George, per several league sources. They are banking on the new CBA to help retain George; if he makes the All-NBA team this season, they could offer him the new designated mega-extension before he even hits free agency — a super-rich contract no rival could approach. Source: ESPN
@ 13.42NBA0 Jazz tested market for Derrick Favors
The Utah Jazz could move Derrick Favors before the Thursday’s trade deadline. Per ESPN, Utah is all-in to keep Gordon Hayward, but they also need to shed some salary before their army of young players ink pricey new deals. They've tested the market for Derrick Favors over the last few weeks, according to several league sources; Favors hasn't been quite the same since coming back from injury, and Utah plays Favors and Rudy Gobert together for only 10 or 12 minutes per game. Utah's seriousness on Favors is unclear; they are mum as usual, and they don't want to weaken their team ahead of the playoffs with Hayward heading to free agency. Favors is still an important player. They could be testing the market ahead of a trade around the draft. Source: ESPN
@ 13.39NBA0 Bulls more inclined to move Mirotic or Gibson?
The Chicago Bulls are active on the market and while Jimmy Butler is unlikely to being moved, Nikola Mirotic and Taj Gibson could leave the franchise before Thursday. Per ESPN, Brian Windhorst says the Bulls are telling other teams that everyone except Jimmy Butler is available for trades and believes the team is more inclined to move Nikola Mirotic or Taj Gibson. Source: ESPN
@ 09.54NBA0 Demarcus Cousins: My love for this city has never changed
As reported by Carmichael Dave, Demarcus Cousins had an emotional goodbye in Sacramento. "My love for this city has never changed. Even though I'm gone, it'll still be the same. You know, I'm still lookin' out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me; every soul in this city matters to me. Everything's the same. I'm just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK, because, you know, the love is still here. It's still gonna go on"
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) 21 febbraio 2017Source: Carmichael Dave
@ 09.22NBA0 Utah Jazz interest in Lou Williams?
As reported by Ian Begley, some members of the Utah Jazz front office have expressed interest in trading for Lakers guard Lou Williams. Los Angeles is seeking a first round pick in any Williams swap Source: Ian Begley
@ 09.08NBA0 Minnesota Timberwolves interested in Derrick Rose?
As reported by Espn, The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to the Knicks recently to discuss potential trades for New York point guard Derrick Rose. Rose, a free agent this summer, played for seven seasons under current Timberwolves and ex-Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau Source: Espn
@ 08.12NBA0 Mavs open to taking on contracts if draft compensation is attached
The Dallas Mavericks could make some moves before the trade deadline set for next Thursday. As reported by Marc Stein, Mark Cuban tells ESPN that Dallas is willing to take on contracts in advance of Thursday's trade deadline if draft compensation is attached.
@ 08.04NBA1 Pacers interested in Brook Lopez
The Indiana Pacers are interested in Brook Lopez, according to Peter Vecsey. The big man could leave the Nets by Thursday's deadline. The Pacers are willing to offer a 1st round pick.